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Asura, Upasunda

Family: Asura

Medium fiend, lawful evil

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 229 (27d8+108)
Speed 50 ft.

24 (+7) 26 (+8) 19 (+4) 15 (+2) 24 (+7) 19 (+4)

Saving Throws Dex +12, Str +11, Wis +11
Damage Resistances acid, lightning
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Skills Insight +15, Perception +15
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 25
Languages Common, Infernal; telepathy 100 ft.
Challenge 11 (7,200 XP)



  • Multiattack. The upasunda makes four kukri attacks, one longsword attack, one spear attack and one Stunning Strike.
  • Kukri. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (1d6 + 8) slashing damage.
  • Longsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (1d8 + 8) slashing damage.
  • Spear. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (1d6 + 8) piercing damage.
  • Stunning Strike (12/Day). Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (1d8 + 8) bludgeoning damage. If the target is a creature it must succeed a DC 17 Constitution saving throw or be stunned for 1 round.


  • Counter. Whenever the upasunda is missed by a melee weapon attack, it can make a melee weapon attack against the creature that missed it if the upasunda is in range.
  • Deflect Missiles. Whenever a ranged weapon attack would hit the upasunda, it can deflect it by reducing the amount of damage it does by 1d10 + 20.


Upasundas, also called beatific ones, are asuras who devote themselves to martial meditations and physical perfection.

Upasundas seek monklike poise and skill, and through it, the ability to deal flawless destruction wherever they go. Their nickname suggests purity, and indeed, each beatific one is an expression of asura purity through devotion to the ideal of annihilation. It is believed that the first upasundas were created from the jealous followers of a man who achieved divinity through his own force of will. Those of his followers who felt abandoned when this new deity ascended to the Great Beyond sought other ways to achieve immortality, and fell prey to one of the asura ranas, who granted them their desire by transforming them into beatific ones. An upasunda is 7 feet tall and weighs 240 pounds.

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